Meaning of RESPIRATION in English
[noun] [U] [formal or specialized]The diaphragm is the principle muscle of respiration (= breathing).Her respiration was slow and difficult.One of the accident victims was given artificial respiration by a member of the ambulance crew (= they blew air into the person's lungs to help them start breathing again).
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012